Harmful Blue-Green Algae Found in Cheyenne Lake
Officials are warning those who visit Sloans Lake in Cheyenne to avoid blue-green algae in the water.
The Wyoming Department of Health on Thursday, Aug. 4, issued a Harmful Cyanobacterial Bloom Advisory for the lake, which sits inside Lions Park.
According to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, a Bloom Advisory is issued for a waterbody when cyanobacterial blooms are present.
The blooms are harmful because they can produce toxins that can make people, their pets, and other animals sick, and even kill them.
The WDEQ says an advisory for a lake or reservoir should not be interpreted as a closure since many areas of the waterbody may not be impacted by a HCB.
The agency also notes that advisory thresholds may not be appropriate for domestic animals or livestock.